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Why Fox News lies
I have been writing letters to the editor for years warning people not to watch Fox News because they are liars. Lying about COVID-10, lying about immigrants, lying about taxes, and most recently, lying about the 2020 elections.
Now we know why they lie. Under oath in a lawsuit, Fox owner Rupert Murdoch, and all of Fox’s leading hosts, have admitted that they never for a minute believed the lies about the 2020 election. But nevertheless, they repeated those lies on their shows over and over again, month after month and year after year.
Court documents show that they did it because they were worried that their audience would leave them for another right-wing network if Fox did not give them the pro-Trump “news” that they craved. And if their ratings went down, their salaries would go down too.
Fox has been doing this since it was started by Murdoch and Roger Ailes 25 years ago as a way to bolster Ailes’ right wing ideas and feed Murdoch’s greed. After all those years of listening to Fox’s lies, their audience now lives in a parallel universe where America is anointed by God to be a Christian evangelical nation with guns for everyone and no regulations on businesses (like Murdoch’s).
It’s no surprise that an authoritarian racist like Trump would come along and take advantage of this audience of misinformed rage and racism.
What Murdoch has done to our country is disgusting. This Australian corporate globalist found a way to make money off of lies, and he could not care less if he creates a smoldering political hellscape in the United States.
As he put it in his deposition,
“It’s all about the green.”
Bloody good response
Words cannot express our gratitude for the community response to the Dave Yamagata Lifesaver Blood Drive in February this year. According to the Blood Bank of Hawaii they registered 519 donors, 132 of which were first-time donors!
There has rarely, if ever, been such a response in Kona. They filled all the available appointments over the three-day event. This is a huge help to Dave and others like him who depend on blood transfusions to survive.
Our blood supply in the islands is critically low, and you all made a difference.
The Hawaii Blood Bank comes to Kona only four times a year. The next blood drive will be June 20-22. The appointment schedule will be available on line at bbh.org by end of March, or you can call them now to make an appointment at (808) 848-4700.
Some of you did not get a chance to donate in February, so please make an appointment for the June event. Tell them you are supporting the Dave Yamagata Lifesaver Club No. 3307.
Again, mahalo nui loa for making a difference and literally saving lives!
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